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Heat vs Thunder, 16th Match at Brisbane, BBL 2023, Dec 27 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
16th Match (N), Brisbane, December 27, 2023, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:173) 157/9

Heat won by 15 runs

Player Of The Match
73 (52)
nathan-mcsweeney
Cricinfo's MVP
83.68 ptsImpact List
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Scores: Harshith Gowda | Comms: Ekanth
Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat 172/10(19.4 overs)
39 (29)
2/33 (3.4)
Sydney Thunder 157/9(20 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
BH83.6873(52)77.9283.68--0
BH77.84--02/253.0277.84
ST66.91(2)- 0.9- 2.915/304.0469.81
BH55.30(1)- 0.79- 0.872/241.9356.17
BH45.5839(29)41.9845.58--0
end of over 2010 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 157/9CRR: 7.85 
Zaman Khan1 (1b)
Xavier Bartlett 4-0-29-3
Spencer Johnson 4-0-24-2

Another win for the table-toppers and they're looking good halfway into their season. Thunder have one win in four games and have a lot of catching up to do. Same applies for Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars, who take each other on tomorrow. Join us for that. Bye for now from me, Ekanth, and our scorers, Sudeep Poojari and Harshith Gowda.

Nathan McSweeney, POTM: It's always better when you get the win. We were ten short, bowlers were awesome. We got bowlers with experience and they're showing off. Awesome being back at the gabba. Crowds like this is why you train and play, hope to pay them back. (On his game) Enjoyed batting on grounds like this where there's value for shots, outfield's fast and wicket's nice. Hope to play more here. We got another game here on the 1st, it suits my game. Hope I can get myself in again and put another score on the board.

9:37pm A major wobble with the bat for Heat but the bowlers stepped up bigtime to register a 15-run win in the end. They were set back early by Hales and Bancroft, who put on 58 up top. But the spinners pulled things back with tight stacks of overs and regular wickets. The floodgates opened up in the backend. Thunder's batters tried all they could against the quicks' plans to go slow and vary lengths but the bowlers came up trumps.

19.6
W
Bartlett to Sandhu, OUT

A boundary catch is taken and Heat continue their winning streak Short and slow into the pitch, Sandhu pulled it hard and flat in the air, Brand was close to the boundary and didn't have to move much. Bartlett is chuffed along with the crowd.

Gurinder Sandhu c sub (M Bryant) b Bartlett 10 (7b 0x4 1x6 10m) SR: 142.85
19.5
2
Bartlett to Sandhu, 2 runs

Slow on a length outside off, slapped off the upper-half of the bat. Goes to long-off on the bounce.

19.4
6
Bartlett to Sandhu, SIX runs

Walter drops a boundary catch, parries it over too. Sandhu flat-batted the slower one. Went to the right of long-on, Walter got there and almost took a breadbasket catch while on the move

19.3
1
Bartlett to Zaman Khan, 1 run

Slow on middle. It's cross-batted off a full length but not off the middle. Goes over the bowler and loses steam. 24 needed off 3, we're all but done

19.2
1
Bartlett to Sandhu, 1 run

Slow again, it's smacked off a fullish length to long-on on the bounce

19.1
Bartlett to Sandhu, no run

Very full and just as slow, it goes just outside off. Sandhu's slog sweep is beaten

Bartlett has 26 to defend

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 147/8CRR: 7.73 RRR: 26.00 • Need 26 from 6b
Gurinder Sandhu1 (2b)
Spencer Johnson 4-0-24-2
Xavier Bartlett 3-0-19-2
18.6
W
Johnson to Ross, OUT

Johnson bounces out Ross. Room made, batter followed, it's pulled from in front of the face. Deep fine leg moves across and takes an easy low-ish catch. Johnson bowling to the bigger boundary and all but sealing the contest.

Alex Ross c Bartlett b Johnson 19 (15b 0x4 1x6 30m) SR: 126.66

26 off 7 needed. Boundary a must for Thunder

18.5
Johnson to Ross, no run

Pulls the shortish ball, gets glove this time. Pops up behind but well in front of Billings. So the catch isn't on.

18.4
6
Johnson to Ross, SIX runs

Probably the pull of the day. It was back of length at the chest, Ross was deep in the crease and swivelled as he whacked it from the waist. 77 metres far

18.3
2
Johnson to Ross, 2 runs

Short slower one is pulled along the ground to deep midwicket. Throw's through the middle of the pitch but point's there backing up

18.2
2
Johnson to Ross, 2 runs

Length on middle, goes low and sweeps to the left of deep-backward square

18.1
1b
Johnson to Sandhu, 1 bye

Yorker lands outside and swings in. Sandhu made room and tried to go down the ground, it went right under the bat

37 off 12 needed. Johnson on

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 136/7CRR: 7.55 RRR: 18.50 • Need 37 from 12b
Gurinder Sandhu1 (1b)
Alex Ross9 (10b)
Xavier Bartlett 3-0-19-2
Spencer Johnson 3-0-14-1
17.6
1
Bartlett to Sandhu, 1 run

Slow and full on middle and off, smears it to long-on with the cross bat

Kapil Baldawa: "Carbon copy of the game last night. Just don't see a good chase in BBL these days. Anything over 160 is enough. Only Hobart chased that 180 but that was against MLR, who just can't win anything"

17.5
W
Bartlett to Green, OUT

Back-of-hand slower one is ballooned to short third It was on a length, top-of-stump height. Green has a mighty swipe across the line. He'd made room but that worked against him as the ball took the top edge and popped to Kuhnemann. Heat close to sealing this now.

Chris Green c Kuhnemann b Bartlett 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 100
17.4
1
Bartlett to Ross, 1 run

Sweeps the low fully from the pads to deep-backward square

39 needed off 15

17.3
2
Bartlett to Ross, 2 runs

Helps it down the ground, goes to long-on and they push to get two

17.3
1w
Bartlett to Ross, 1 wide

Wide called, Billings and the bowler not happy. Ross made room before going across for the scoop. He missed it and the ball went really close to leg stump.

17.2
1
Bartlett to Green, 1 run

Drills a length ball to cover

17.1
2
Bartlett to Green, 2 runs

Overpitched on the pads, helped to the left of deep fine leg

end of over 175 runs • 2 wickets
ST: 128/6CRR: 7.52 RRR: 15.00 • Need 45 from 18b
Alex Ross6 (8b)
Spencer Johnson 3-0-14-1
Matthew Kuhnemann 4-0-25-2
16.6
W
Johnson to Ross, OUT

Direct hit from mid-on at the non-striker's end, sent upstairs. McAndrew took a few steps for the run and was sent back. He slid the back of the bat with his right hand. Replays showing that the bat was on the crease as the ball lit up the stumps! Big screen not working, third umpire announces it seconds before the big screen says it's out. Was a full ball outside off that was swiped along the ground. Ross' timing works against his partner. Ball went straight to Neser, he picked it up and threw with power.

Nathan McAndrew run out (Neser) 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 100
Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
NA McSweeney
73 runs (52)
7 fours1 six
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
90%
CT Bancroft
46 runs (39)
4 fours0 six
Productive shot
flick
8 runs
0 four0 six
Control
82%
Best performances - bowlers
DR Sams
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
5
ECO
7.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
XC Bartlett
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
ECO
7.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to bat first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Match days27 December 2023 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsBrisbane Heat 2, Sydney Thunder 0
Language
English
Win Probability
BH 100%
BHST
100%50%100%BH InningsST Innings

Over 20 • ST 157/9

Gurinder Sandhu c sub (M Bryant) b Bartlett 10 (7b 0x4 1x6 10m) SR: 142.85
W
Heat won by 15 runs
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